By Oluthando Keteyi - 16 July 2019Views : 379
Despite, the eThekwini municipality been granted an interdict by the Durban High Court, stopping demonstrations in the Durban CBD by embattled mayor Zandile Gumede supporters, they have vowed to continue.
An urgent interdict was filed by the municipality to stop Gumede's supporters from engaging in any act of intimidation, disruption, or unlawful conduct.
Earlier this month, police were forced to use stun grenades to disperse the crowd and arrested eight people for public violence.
Speaking to Eyewitness News, one of the march organisers Sduduzo Magwaza said that; “If the situation dictates that we go to the street, we’ll go on the streets because there’s no legal base for that interdict because the Constitutional Court is very clear on the rights of protesting without permission. So, we’re not affected at all.”
Gumede's supporters have now threatened legal action should the ANC not res-instate her or ask her to resign.
At a press briefing on Tuesday, Mzomuhle Dube said that "the decision to suspend comrades from council is illegal, baseless and tantamount to persecution."
Gumede was arrested for fraud and corruption in dealing with an R208 million waste tender. She was released on R50 000 bail and the Hawks are involved in the investigation.